About me – Anthony Borton

aboutHi, my name is Anthony Borton and you’re on this page to find out more about me and what I do. Firstly, I am a passionate IT professional that enjoys helping teams succeed more often. My focus is DevOps and helping customers succeed with the Microsoft technology stack.

mapI live in Brisbane, Australia but spend much of my time traveling to different places. One of my favourite applications is TripIt. Without it I would never keep track of my travel plans.

As someone that focuses on Microsoft technologies, I have achieved a number of Microsoft certifications over the years. I was a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP from January 2007 until I joined Microsoft in April 2018. I completed the first ever Microsoft certification exam (001) back in 1993 plus over 60 exams since then. I am also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (since 1996) and enjoy taking complex technical problems and breaking them down into easily understood concepts.

awardsI am also a strong advocate for Agile processes and practices and was Australia’s first Professional Scrum Developer Trainer with Scrum.org. I hold Professional Scrum Master and Professional Scrum Developer certifications.

As a community minded person, I also contribute some of my spare time to assist in the Visual Studio ALM Rangers community.

I am an experienced presenter and I have presented and worked at many technical events around the world. Here is just a list of some of them.

  • Microsoft TechEd (North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand)
  • Microsoft TechReady (North America)
  • ALM Summit/ALM Forum (North America)
  • VSLive (Redmond and New York)
  • NDC (Oslo, Norway)
  • Australian & New Zealand ALM Conferences

Finally, when I’m not working, I enjoy playing with gadgets and gizmos and seeing how the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to change the world. I also enjoy aerial photography and own a couple of drones I like to fly when I get time.